LIST OF YOGA POSES – You choose which is best for you

When I was doing my yoga this afternoon I was thinking that it would be a good idea to have a list of yoga poses where you can see immediately what you need from the session. It might be that you feel very tired, that you have pain in certain parts of your body, that you have a headache, that your feet are hurting, that you feel generally low, that you are angry, that you had a bad dream which is chasing you with problems of the past or that you just need a bit more joy, fulfilment and a more positive attitude.

For each pose there is a link to my website where this pose is explained in detail.

 

My list of yoga poses for physical problems

First we will see what you can do with problems in your thighs and hips.


Thigh problems
can result in various symptoms like pain, swelling and bruising and can come from an injury like overstretching or twisting, falling or a blow to the thigh.

Thigh problems can also cause muscle pain around hip, calf or knee and will disappear when your thigh problem is solved.

Upper thigh pain can be caused by

  • compression on the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve by tight clothing, being overweight, scar tissue from surgery or diabetes-related nerve injury, even by carrying a wallet or cell phone in pants’ pockets

Pain on the outside of upper thighs can be caused by

  • pressure or repetitive movements, common in runners and in women

Pain or muscle spasms in thighs can be caused by

  • overuse of hip flexor muscles

Yoga can help to strengthen and lengthen your thighs and so to stabilize and align them.

POSES TO STRENGTHEN YOUR THIGHS

  1. HERO 

          1. see https://eaglenfalcon.org/yoga-for-foot-pain-get-help-here/

2.  RECLINED HERO

     2. see https://eaglenfalcon.org/yoga-for-foot-pain-get-help-here/


3. BOUND ANGLE 

             3. see https://eaglenfalcon.org/yoga-for-foot-pain-get-help-here/

4. EAGLE                              

            4.  see https://eaglenfalcon.org/yoga-for-foot-pain-get-help-here/

5. FORWARD FOLD 

            5. see  https://eaglenfalcon.org/yoga-for-immune-system-help-to-fight-corona-virus/

6. STANDING FORWARD BEND

           6. see https://eaglenfalcon.org/yoga-and-neck-pain-get-active-to-prevent-this/

7. WIND RELIEVING POSE


         7. see https://eaglenfalcon.org/yoga-and-weight-loss-for-beginners/

                                                                            

8. CAMEL

          8. see https://eaglenfalcon.org/yoga-and-weight-loss-for-beginners/


9. BOW

   9. see https://eaglenfalcon.org/yoga-and-weight-loss-for-beginners/

10. MOUNTAIN

   10. see https://eaglenfalcon.org/yoga-for-foot-pain-get-help-here/

11. TREE

    11. see https://eaglenfalcon.org/yoga-for-foot-pain-get-help-here/

12. CHILD’S POSE

12.  see https://eaglenfalcon.org/yoga-for-seniors-never-too-late-to-start/

13. HAPPY BABY

  13. Lie on your back, bring bended legs up and hold wity your hands, feet above knees


Hip problems can result in various symptoms like discomfort in your thigh, inside or outside the hip joint, groin or buttocks.

Pain can mostly be caused by

  • Arthritis – especially by older adults
  • Hip fractures
  • Bursitis (sacs of liquid getting inflamed)
  • Tendinitis – inflammation of tendons
  • Muscle or tendon strain – by inflammation due to overuse
  • Cancer

Yoga can help to increase flexibility in your hips without putting additional strain on them.

POSES TO STRENGTHEN YOUR HIPS

1. HERO

   1.  see https://eaglenfalcon.org/yoga-for-foot-pain-get-help-here/

2. PIGEON

   2.  see https://eaglenfalcon.org/yoga-and-back-pain/

3. RECLINED COW FACE

   3. see https://eaglenfalcon.org/yoga-for-foot-pain-get-help-here/

4. REVOLVED TRIANGLE

   4.  see https://eaglenfalcon.org/yoga-and-fitness-start-today/

5. REVOLVED WIDE-LEGGED FORWARD BEND

   5. see https://eaglenfalcon.org/yoga-for-immune-system-help-to-fight-corona-virus/


6. EAGLE

             6. see https://eaglenfalcon.org/yoga-for-foot-pain-get-help-here/


7. EXTENDED HAND TO BIG TOE

            7. see https://eaglenfalcon.org/yoga-and-knee-arthritis/


8. EXTENDED TRIANGLE

     8. see https://eaglenfalcon.org/yoga-and-neck-pain-get-active-to-prevent-this/


9. FORWARD FOLD

     9. see  https://eaglenfalcon.org/yoga-for-immune-system-help-to-fight-corona-virus/

10. HALF LORD OF THE FISHES

   10. see https://eaglenfalcon.org/yoga-for-immune-system-help-to-fight-corona-virus/


11. STANDING FORWARD BEND

   11. see https://eaglenfalcon.org/yoga-and-neck-pain-get-active-to-prevent-this/

12. WIND RELIEVING POST

   12. see https://eaglenfalcon.org/yoga-and-neck-pain-get-active-to-prevent-this/

13. BOAT

   13.  see https://eaglenfalcon.org/yoga-and-weight-loss-for-beginners/

14. CAMEL

   14. see https://eaglenfalcon.org/yoga-and-weight-loss-for-beginners/

15. RAISED FOOT

   15. see https://eaglenfalcon.org/yoga-and-weight-loss-for-beginners/

16. WARRIOR II

   16.  see https://eaglenfalcon.org/yoga-and-fitness-start-today/

17. TREE

            17. see https://eaglenfalcon.org/yoga-for-foot-pain-get-help-here/


18. CAT/COW


           18.  see https://eaglenfalcon.org/yoga-for-seniors-never-too-late-to-start/

19. CHILD’S POSE

   19. see https://eaglenfalcon.org/yoga-for-seniors-never-too-late-to-start/


20. HAPPY BABY POSE

   20. Lie on your back, bring bended legs up and hold wity your hands, feet above knees

21. FISH

21. Lie on your back, arms on sides, palms down, raise upper body, bend head


22. BRIDGE

   22. see https://eaglenfalcon.org/yoga-for-foot-pain-get-help-here/


Conclusion

I do hope that my lists will help you choose the right poses for any problems you may have. If there are so many possible postures for hips for example, you just try them out and choose the ones you like best, you do not have to do all 22. But with time you will feel that addressing regularly any pains or discomforts you might have in your various body parts will help you a lot, either the problem will disappear or the pain will be much less without the help of pain killers or other medication. This is of course only valid for cases where you are not forced to see a doctor! When you start your exercises at the beginning of any problems you are on the right way. 

In my next posts I will discuss poses for feet, knees, legs, back and spine.

Please come back to me for any suggestions, questions or anything else.

2 thoughts on “LIST OF YOGA POSES – You choose which is best for you

  1. Rosalia Reply

    Hi Angelika, I’ve read your article “LIST OF YOGA POSES – You choose which is best for you”.

    Thank you for sharing some yoga poses for physical problems.

    Thanks also for sharing the links to your website for a better explanation.

    I think your article is very helpful and useful.

    Congratulations for your job!

    • Angelika Sesterheim Post authorReply

      Hello Rosalia

      thank you for your kind comment. I am really hoping that my list of yoga poses can help you to easily find special poses for various health problems. I hope this is useful not only for you but for everybody interested in yoga and what it can do for your health. Angelika

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